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Old April 26th, 2014, 09:29 PM   #1
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Scorpion Light from Blind Spot Gear

Billy Campbell of Blind Spot Gear goes over the Scorpion Light which was shown at NAB 2014. Basically you'd be able to clamp the lights on different things. Seams like a good concept.


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Old April 27th, 2014, 12:21 AM   #2
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Basically you'd be able to clamp the lights on different things.
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Old April 27th, 2014, 12:35 AM   #3
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Yes, I see how I didn't describe the lights in the best way. Still seams like a neat product.
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Old April 27th, 2014, 12:40 AM   #4
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Yes, I see how I didn't describe the lights in the best way. Still seams like a neat product.
I was just kiddin' around -- I wouldn't mind a few of those lights.

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Old April 27th, 2014, 11:22 PM   #5
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Have definitely hacked a few ikea shelf lights and barbecue lights to do similar things in my time. It would be nice to have some tough ones that are full featured though.
I wonder what they'll go for?
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Old April 28th, 2014, 07:18 AM   #6
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...films/comments

Seams like a retail price of 780 for a set of 4 when it goes to retail.
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Pledge 200 or more

7 backers

Single Scorpion Head, Super Clamp with battery clip, battery and charger. Works as a sweet kick light or a kickass top light, Battery Powered only.
Estimated delivery: Jul 2014
Pledge 550 or more

5 backers All gone!

SUPER EARLY BIRD - The Scorpion Set - This Includes, 4 Scorpion heads, 4 clamps, 4 mains power. This all comes in our machine cut Hard case.
Estimated delivery: Jul 2014
Pledge 600 or more

8 backers Limited (2 left of 10)

EARLY BIRD - The Scorpion Set - Did the Super Early Bird run out? Never Fear we've got some more Early Birds
Estimated delivery: Jul 2014
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The Scorpion Set (RRP 780) - Oh dear have all the Early Birds gone? Never fear, this is still a whopping 130 off of the RRP.
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Old April 30th, 2014, 10:00 PM   #7
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So it's:
1) a super clamp
2) a flex arm
3) an LED light that runs NP batteries.
Total cost: $130
Time to assemble: 39 seconds (I timed myself building one).

And he's selling them for... I don't know what the exchange rate is, like $300 each?
Call me Scottish (I am) but am I missing some hidden value here?
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Old May 1st, 2014, 03:21 AM   #8
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And he's selling them for... I don't know what the exchange rate is, like $300 each? Call me Scottish (I am) but am I missing some hidden value here?
Okay, and don't call me Swedish (I'm Norwegian), but why not go for this $29 IKEA light:

TIVED LED wall/clamp spotlight - IKEA

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Old May 1st, 2014, 03:48 AM   #9
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It's corded for one thing. They're often not very strong. They don't necessarily produce very much light and/or can't take a brighter globe easily because of size and heat problems in long term use. Attaching stuff to them can also be tricky making them difficult to flag, gel, scrim, gobo, snoot etc. (see also strength should you succeed in attaching things)

I'm not justifying the price exactly, but they are things you'd want a professional model to address so presumably this would.
Hacking is perfectly acceptable and fun of course, but who involved in cameras et al hasn't paid through the nose for some specialty bespoke doohickey just because they got tired of taping things to each other? These aren't wildly off base for the usual retail for pro on-camera lights and the like so *shrug* I guess we'll see how they do.
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okay, and don't call me swedish (i'm norwegian), but why not go for this $29 ikea light:

tived led wall/clamp spotlight - ikea

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